Wednesday, February 17, 2016

How To Fix Disabled Lock Screen And Logon Background Image In Windows 10

Windows 10 is a very good operating system and the problems you come across can easily be forestalled.

Nevertheless, these are issues which require diligent approach in a concise way to achieve what you want to do. That has something to do with getting to the bottom straight away rather than beating about the bush. They include knowing where your errors are emanating from and finding solution to resolve them.

Image showing disabled Lock Screen at Settings

No Lock Screen and Logon Background Image in your system can be suspiciously intimidating. After all, you have not been receiving notifications of malware attack and the effective Windows Defender has continuously received updates in the past  few days. Not only that, it can make your Start screen looks unappealing to the eye.

Both problems are usually caused by tweaking tools for changing Windows 10 Lock Screen and Logon Background Image. These are software that edit or upload images to the .pri extension and it can be decompiled by the makepri.exe found in the Windows Development Kits. The actual meaning of the file extension is Package Resource Index(PRI), it is created during build time and not to be confused with .pri file extensions of other packages. 

Note: Please, do not do anything beyond the instructions provided on this guide if you aren't good with registry editing.

Image indicating Windows Key + R in red

STEP 1: Press Windows Key + R to open 'Run' dialog.

Image of Run dialog

STEP 2: Type or copy and paste  regedit  into 'Run' and click on 'OK' to continue.

Red arrow pointing to registry Key

STEP 3: Double-click on 'HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE to expand' it.

Red arrows indicating process

STEP 4: Next, double-click on 'SOFTWARE', Policies' and 'Microsoft' to expand them respectively.

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STEP 5: Double-click on 'Windows' and click on 'System' to display information on the right-hand side of your registry.

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STEP 6: Right-click on 'DisableLogonBackgroundImage' and select 'Modify...' to continue.

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STEP 7: Change 'Value data' to 0 from 1 and click on 'OK' to close it.

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STEP 8: Click on 'Personalization', right-click on 'NoLockScreen' to the right-hand side of the registry and select 'Modify...' from the drop-down menu to continue. 

Red arrow pointing to value

STEP 9: Change the 'Value data' to 0 from 1 and click on 'OK' to close it.

In summary these are the registry keys to change their values below:

(a)[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\System] DisableLogonBackgroundImage"=dword:00000000

(b)[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Personalization] NoLockScreen"=dword:00000000